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Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

                                      Gross job gains and job losses      Gross job gains and job losses
                                           (in thousands)                   as a percent of employment

    Category                                 3 months ended                      3 months ended

                                   June    Sept    Dec.    Mar.    June   June   Sept   Dec.   Mar.   June  
                                   2013    2013    2013    2014    2014   2013   2013   2013   2014   2014
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,929   5,746   5,897   5,621   6,134    5.3    5.1    5.2    4.9    5.4
 At expanding firms               5,032   4,826   4,988   4,738   5,240    4.5    4.3    4.4    4.1    4.6
 At opening firms                   897     920     909     883     894     .8     .8     .8     .8     .8

Gross job losses                  5,273   5,313   5,239   5,176   5,219    4.6    4.7    4.6    4.5    4.5
 At contracting firms             4,448   4,507   4,394   4,349   4,410    3.9    4.0    3.9    3.8    3.8
 At closing firms                   825     806     845     827     809     .7     .7     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change               656     433     658     445     915     .7     .4     .6     .4     .9


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,093   3,050   3,028   3,044   3,160    9.7    9.4    9.4    9.4    9.7
 At expanding firms               2,239   2,168   2,158   2,196   2,305    7.0    6.7    6.7    6.8    7.1
 At opening firms                   854     882     870     848     855    2.7    2.7    2.7    2.6    2.6

Gross job losses                  2,867   2,847   2,898   2,808   2,838    9.0    8.8    9.0    8.6    8.7
 At contracting firms             2,077   2,074   2,089   2,015   2,065    6.5    6.4    6.5    6.2    6.3
 At closing firms                   790     773     809     793     773    2.5    2.4    2.5    2.4    2.4

Net employment change               226     203     130     236     322     .7     .6     .4     .8    1.0


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,081   1,014   1,034   1,026   1,129    5.3    4.9    4.9    4.9    5.4
 At expanding firms               1,044     980   1,003     996   1,094    5.1    4.7    4.8    4.8    5.2
 At opening firms                    37      34      31      30      35     .2     .2     .1     .1     .2

Gross job losses                    935     959     930     875     902    4.5    4.6    4.4    4.1    4.3
 At contracting firms               907     931     899     845     874    4.4    4.5    4.3    4.0    4.2
 At closing firms                    28      28      31      30      28     .1     .1     .1     .1     .1

Net employment change               146      55     104     151     227     .8     .3     .5     .8    1.1


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,755   1,682   1,835   1,551   1,845    2.9    2.8    3.0    2.5    3.0
 At expanding firms               1,749   1,678   1,827   1,546   1,841    2.9    2.8    3.0    2.5    3.0
 At opening firms                     6       4       8       5       4     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,471   1,507   1,411   1,493   1,479    2.4    2.5    2.3    2.4    2.4
 At contracting firms             1,464   1,502   1,406   1,489   1,471    2.4    2.5    2.3    2.4    2.4
 At closing firms                     7       5       5       4       8     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               284     175     424      58     366     .5     .3     .7     .1     .6


(1) Total gross job gains and gross job losses by firm are lower
    than total gross job gains and gross job losses by establishment,
    as some establishment gains and losses within a firm are offset during the aggregation process.

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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2015
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